Alien Registry Viewer is similar to the RegEdit application included into Windows, but unlike RegEdit, it works with standalone registry files. While RegEdit shows the contents of the system registry, Alien Registry Viewer works with registry files copied from other computers. Alien Registry Viewer allows you to explore registry files, search for specific key names and values, export registry data into a .REG file and bookmark registry keys as favorites.
Key features are:
Alien Registry Viewer shows all the keys available in the registry files, for example, you can explore the contents of the SAM hive. If you use RegEdit, many keys are unavailable due to security restrictions.
Program is as fast as possible. For example, searching through the entire registry takes just two seconds compared to RegEdit, which takes minutes.
Navigation history. You can easily go back and forward using the Navigate menu or shortcut keys.
Navigate to command. Extremely useful command available in the context menu and in the data viewers. Modeless data viewers. Unlike in RegEdit, you can open as many data viewer windows as you want and continue exploring the registry while data viewer windows are open.
Bookmark manager. You can easily manage, export and import the bookmarks.
Alien Registry Viewer can be extremely useful for system administration and forensic computer examination purposes. The user interface of Alien Registry Viewer is similar to that of RegEdit.